Rustic Leather Watercolor Journal

Welcome to book 13 of The 50 Book Project. This week I created a rustic leather watercolor journal from a piece of tangerine leather.

Rustic Leather JournalThe binding is a modified pamphlet stitch. The four signatures each have their own sewing holes, but there are only 3 sewing stations or holes in the leather cover.

Rustic Leather Journal

The 32 pages are torn from a large sheet of Arches hotpress 140lb watercolor paper and sewn with waxed linen thread.

Rustic Leather Journal


Rustic Leather Journal

The closure is a piece of vintage twine from a spool I picked up at a flea market last summer.

Rustic Leather Journal

Rustic Leather Journal

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3 Thoughts on “Rustic Leather Watercolor Journal

  1. Where do you get the leather?

  2. Ali Manning on April 1, 2015 at 6:22 am said:

    Hi Cathy,

    I bought the orange leather from Hollanders. Here are link:

  3. Marianna Imboden on April 20, 2015 at 11:30 am said:

    Hello, I have just seen her watercolor book … I would like such a bind, as an art Mixed Media Journal with a linen cover, instead of leather.
    When can we see her video and where?

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